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our editorial page that when we have written about laura's law that some of the post poignant arguments from family members that they have done everything they can do but don't know how to help a loved one. what would you have done? could force treatment made a difference? >> yes. absolutely. laura's law is not forced treatment. i don't know why mr. vega keeps using that word because laura's law is an upfront tool before somebody needs crisis. if they are proven to be a danger to themselves or someone else, a judge tries to get a treatment team and they try to talk with this person and figure out a way for them to stay out of the hospital. we have forced treatment, we have 51/50. my son has been through 51/50 numerous times. he's been slammed with this. this is a horrible experience. laura's law is a tool, only a tool that may help. for whoever can help, and thank god they don't to have go through the other part. i would say the same thing as this officer said is that some people can't help themselves. the not civil to sit here and watch people lose their lives. i can tell
are injured. laura engel is live in the bronx near the scene. laura? >> hi, greg. the toppled railcars still remain on their sides at this hour and looking like scat telled -- scattered toy cars. we are awaiting a news conference with the national transportation safety board. we have microphones set up behind our cameras and we are expected to get a briefing in the next hour. as investigators comb the scene looking for evidence and clues as to how this happened, the new york police department is working on notifying the next of kin for the four passengers who lost their lives today. an nypd spokesperson tells us moments ago they are still working on that grim task and won't be releasing the names until the process is done. meanwhile, the ntsb members are preparing to give us the update in the next hour. the ntsb go team which is the team of investigators that look at the black box that was aboard the train, they are going to hopefully give us the information on that. chances are we won't hear the details of what they discovered in the box for maybe hours or days. the one piece of information
treatment. it was named after laura wilcox, a mental health worker who had been shot to death by a man who refused treatment. the county r remains the only county to implement the law. there have been other counties in los angeles county and other counties who are considering it. >> why have they not adopted the law. what is it about forced treatment and the consequences for an allowing refusing treatment. we have a panel who have a knowledge of this subject in some cases because of their professional endeavors and in some cases because of personal experiences and in some cases, both. let me introduce them. karen chen is an attorney manager for the san francisco public defenders office, kathy, whose son battled mental illness, can is a subject treatment expert for the medical center. danny is the associate director for the serial neeb breet program for the city of san diego. and san francisco chief of police. gary is a psychiatrist and laura's law advocate and eduardo vega of the mental health association of san francisco. let me start by opposing a question to karen chen from the public
people that avoid it entirely. what do you say to hillary? >> well i think laura was the one that first commented, right. >>. laura is right. read it is what we make of it. the subscriptions favour six fix thousand are a reflex o reflectf what you seek out on-line. amazing communities within read it welcome back th within withi. the sub read its tend to show these signs. if you go to a popular youtube channel or blog comments section you will see a lot of hateful unfortunate stuff. read it is what we make of it. the site has grown and doubled every year for the last six years and has grown so much internationally and is an indication of the fact it i it s what we make of it. >> when i hear comments like that i'm intrigued. >> that is not part of my read it experience because the suburb read its don't have that problem. not enough people who use the site understand. follow and su subscribe to the b read its you want to be a part of. alexus we have a google hangout that will ask you questions av the break. av -- after the break. >> what does it take to make it in the tech start up world.
reports of injuries and fatalities. laura ingle rushing to the sk n scene, joining us live on the phone. what are you seeing and hear sng. >> i'm several yards away from the station in which this train was expected to arrive this morning. and we are just surrounded by a variety of emergency response vehicles. i have just seen one man being brought out on a stretcher, being loaded into an ambulance. he was talking to emergency responders. they had him sitting up. another man was seen brought up. they were holding an ice pack to his face. he was not walking very well. he was stumbling a little bit. looking to gain his balance. we're being told the governor, governor cuomo is here, surveilling the scene. they're going to lead us down closer to the scene for a press conference shortly, as soon as they get everybody together. as you have been reporting, the fire department here in new york now reporting and confirming four people are dead. the derailment of the southbound hudson line of the metro north passenger train happened around 7:20 this morning as the train leaving poughkeepsie at 5:5
, laura, it has been a long day for you. than you for your inside. >> that is our coverage for now. stay tuned with more media buzz. see you back here at noon. thanks. >> cbs suspends. even though the network isn't using that word for the botched report in benghazi. and they said "60 minutes" should have vetted the story far more carefully. >> the most important thing to every person at "60 minutes" is the truth, and the truth is we made a mistake. >> msnbc dropped alec baldwin over an alleged anti-gay slur shoulded at a photographer. and he attacked gay advocates and demands to know why his network didn't penalize martin bashir for sliming sarah palin. so you have this versus this versus this. >> on thursday night, when we discovered the account he gave the fbi was different than what he told us, we realized we had been misled and it was a mistake to include him in our report. >> i wanted to take this opportunity to say sorry to mrs. palin and to also offer an unreserved apology to her friends and family. >> we'll examine how the network handles these very different screw-ups and how th
these shoppers a break. laura has already pick up a few things. i bought a cute top. >> reporter: but she's using tonight's ride to scout saturday's deals. >> i'm saying let's get off and get in these shops. i'm ready. >> reporter: these sisters hadn't heard of small business saturday, but now they're on board. >> i like the small, crafty handmade, a bit more ufeek and original. >> reporter: shopkeepers are hoping all these crowds carry into tomorrow. >> if we had a bad year or two years, we're out of business. >> that's motto this weekend? small is the new black. >> we have to compete. it's important to have some of these special weekends. >> reporter: laura is all for the push. >> i would rather be in little shops, local people. >> the trollies have stopped running for the night, only to pick up again tomorrow morning. that's when more than 50 starts right here will open their doors for small business saturday. in old town alexandria, i've had david culver, news4. >>> tonight nine people, including a walmart employees are facing charges after a protest outside this store. they blocked traffic i
is coming up. >> right after this. ♪ sew a needle pulling thread [ female announcer ] this is laura. laura's being healthy and chewing her multivitamin. with one-a-day vitacraves for women! it's a great-tasting gummy multivitamin designed for women with more calcium and vitamin d. it's gummies for grown-ups. get $2 off at oneaday.com. >>> always best known for his hilarious role in the show "seinfeld" as elaine's boss jay peterman. >> for the past 12 years he's been the host of the national dog show presented by purina which happens to air tomorrow right here on nbc. >> it's always such a huge hit every year. >> every year. >> nice to see you. and you're exerting, burning more calories than you thought. >> these two are not going to be together. >> tell us about your friends. >> we have -- let's start off here. this is one, you have one. >> i have one. >> this is the chinook, one of the new breeds we have. it's a sled dog actually, the state dog of new hampshire. >> unbelievable. >> a strong one. a sled dog. >> we have leaving the set right now, the rat terrier over there. >> which one? >>
laura ingle, who joins us live in the scene. what's the late nest the investigation? i know governor andrew cuomo was on scene as well as the police commissioner. >> reporter: hi, there. that's right. i did have a chance to talk to the governor and ask him when we were going to find out exactly what those investigators were up to at the time. he said of course we'll have to wait for the ntsb to come in and give us details. as i have our cameraman show you these train cars on their side, one thing we just talked about talking to the fire commissioner, they're giving dramatic details of this rescue that came this morning with the crew that got into those cars immediately. several passengers had to be cut out of their seats, out of the cars with power saws. they also had to use air bags to get up and under the train to left lift people out. when i asked them to describe more of that, some of the people were actually under the train. people were thrown out of these passenger cars. three of the dead, three of the four were found outside of the train. one person dead inside the train. mta
to cash in big again. laura engel is live at a toy store in downtown manhattan. it's great to support these mom and pop shops, laura. how are they doing? >> hi, jamie. well, so far, so good. small business owners here in the east village and all around the country are certainly hoping for a big turnout for small business saturday. as they have in years past. this has been a day that's been declared for consumers to come out and support their mom and pop businesses. hopefully we'll have some good numbers to report by the end of the day. small business saturday movement, gained momentum other the last two years certainly with the help of social media. small businesses have ben joying a bump in business on the saturday after thanksgiving, creating a holiday shopping celebration since it began in 2010. last year, nearly 70 million people shopped small in their communities on this day for, as you mentioned, an estimated $5.5 billion sales. something small business owners certainly hope to see a repeat of this year. we're hanging out at dinosaur toy store. the owner says she hopes this day
'm laura garcia-cannon. right now the chp is on the scene after woman struck by a garbage truck on east bound interstate 80 near the seventh street off ramp in san francisco. the chp initially told us the woman was killed, but paramedics on the scene found signs of life and rushed her to sf general. traffic remains backed up. >> this morning investigators trying to figure out a motive behind a violent crime spree in san jose. the suspect was shot to death by police. it started when the man stabbed three people near regional medical center, stole a van, leading police on a short chase the wrong way on 680. he then ended up near mabry road and kirks glenn drive. that's where the suspect rammed one of the patrol cars. at some point one officer fired, hitting the suspect at least once. the van crashed into a tree. the suspect died at the scene. the officer involved is now on leave. the three stabbing victims are expected to survive. >>> i want to check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. a nice day ahead. >> nice day. good morning to you, laura. hard to believe we're at the end
. >> how close is. it we have laura and richard, gentlemen thank you for being here. la res. is healthcare.gov going to be fixed by then? >> no, let's face it. the liar- in- chief knew it was a lie when he said it and it is not going to be ready. and they get up to where they are handling 60,000 people. that was the original goal to be met on october 1st. what we still don't know is it delivering the correct information. in washington state, they miscalculated the sign ups in the first month. and we don't know if that will not be happening in this part of the plan. and if they miscalculate and not in your favor and say sorry, we goof. you don't qualify what are people supposed to do? eat the extra cost. >> a lot of traps on. that richard, what approximate that? if it is not fixed in the end of the month, what then? >> i think the website will be fixed and hhs are working 24- 7 to make sure it is working for millions of americans to get access to health care. even in a situation where it is not up to snuff handling 60,000 people a day, we have a long enrollment period and we saw from romney
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area company to get new treatment to patients faster. taking a stroll with laura on recent fall day you probably never guess that she has been locked in a fight for her life. a little more than a year ago she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer which had also spread to her lungs. part of treatment she began receiving a drug. >> i feel amazing. nobody knows i'm sick. or that even if anything is wrong with me unless i tell them. >>reporter: this was developed by the bay area company and first approved last year for specific form of advanced breast cancer. chief medical officer barren says it works by helping to brock protein believed to drive the cancer. >> this is a very, very very exciting drug. can actually stop the signal of the very, very bad protein from causing problems with women who over express this pro team. >>reporter: in fact it was successful enough that the company hoped to fast track approval for early stage breast cancer as well as advanced. process that normally takes years but what happened next could signal a major shift in the way cancer drugs are teste t
a stroll with laura on recent fall day you probably never guess that she has been locked in a fight for her life. a little more than a year ago she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer which had also spread to her lungs. part of treatment she began receiving a drug. >> i feel amazing. nobody knows i'm sick. or that even if anything is wrong with me unless i tell them. >>reporter: this was developed by the bay area company and first approved last year for specific form of advanced breast cancer. chief medical officer barren says it works by helping to brock protein believed to drive the cancer. >> this is a very, very very exciting drug. can actually stop the signal of the very, very bad protein from causing problems with women who over express this pro team. >>reporter: in fact it was successful enough that the company hoped to fast track approval for early stage breast cancer as well as advanced. process that normally takes years but what happened next could signal a major shift in the way cancer drugs are teste tested. just as importantly how quickly they reach patients. the
to get new treatment to patients faster. taking a stroll with laura on recent fall day you probably never guess that she has been locked in a fight for her life. a little more than a year ago she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer which had also spread to her lungs. part of treatment she began receiving a drug. >> i feel amazing. nobody knows i'm sick. or that even if anything is wrong with me unless i tell them. >>reporter: this was developed by the bay area company and first approved last year for specific form of advanced breast cancer. chief medical officer barren says it works by helping to brock protein believed to drive the cancer. >> this is a very, very very exciting drug. can actually stop the signal of the very, very bad protein from causing problems with women who over express this pro team. >>reporter: in fact it was successful enough that the company hoped to fast track approval for early stage breast cancer as well as advanced. process that normally takes years but what happened next could signal a major shift in the way cancer drugs are teste tested. just as
important. energy lives here. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. >>> so many volunteers across this great country on this thanksgiving. it's what makes america great. this group right here in anaheim, california, preparing 600 turkeys for families in need. >>> finally here on this thanksgiving, two families and one gift unlike any other. here's "nightline" anchor, cynthia mcfadden. >> reporter: two years ago this girl struggled for every breath she took. at age two she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. a genetic disease which causes mucous to build up in the lungs. >> my lung capacity by the time i was 18, 19 years old was to the point where they were telling me that i was going to need a lung transplant in two years. >> reporter: her mother knew without the transplant lindsey wouldn't see another birthday. >> i would walk to work crying, knowing that my daughter wa
phenomenon for a look at the business side of events. laura champine is senior consumer and retail analyst at canaccord genuity, a banking and financial services company. i spoke with her earlier today. laura champine, thanks for joining us. so six fewer holiday shopping days this year. how significant is that for retailers? >> it's a really big deal especially because it spooks them. six fewer days means everyone day counts so they'll be watching the sales every single day and adjusting their promotions based on how they're doing earlier than last year. >> sreenivasan: is this the reason that stores like wal-mart, k-mart, target chose to stay open yesterday? is it worth it to a retailer? >> i think that's part of the reason. in retail, a consumer has a budget of a certain size, and you want to compete to get that sooner rather than later. we think it's a little bit of a dubious victory for these retailers because they still have more costs from staying open the extra hours but the idea is to beat their competitor. >> sreenivasan: what about the social cost, people get a little upset that
they're learning there could be people trapped underneath those cars. laura i thinkal live from the bronx right now. what else did investigators say? they held a news conference not long ago. >> they did. they have specially designated teams to look into a variety of aspects from this crash. a track team will look at the condition of the rails. a signals team looking at the signals. and a human performance team and survival factors team. that group will look into exactly how the people on board were injured or killed. an ntsb board member told reporters tonight that they've got to go down to what they call the perishable evidence before they allow the metropolitan transportation agency, the mta, to upright the toppled passenger cars. >> throughout the next few days our investigators will work on scene to thoroughly document the accident scene, gathering the fact ral information. our mission is to understand not just what happened but why it happened with the intent at preventing it from happening again. we pekt expect to be on scene f week to ten days. >> crews will be using the
. >> for "teen kids news," i'm laura ingle, "fox news channel in the classroom." >> about two out of every three homes in america has a pet. and when a beloved pet dies, for many of us, it's like losing a member of our family, so it's no surprise that many kids feel pain and grief that can last a long time. scott gets some advice on how to cope. >> this is pushkin. when the 12-year-old beagle died, owner sharon discorfano found a way to help her deal with the pain of the loss. every day, she'd write pushkin a letter. expressing how she felt helped so much, she actually wrote a book, "letters to pushkin." hello, sharon. >> hi. >> tell us a little bit about pushkin. >> pushkin was an adorable, little beagle that i welcomed into my home, and he was playful and feisty and really just added to our family so much. >> why did you decide to write letters to him after he died? >> well, when he passed away, i was really missing him, and i decided that writing letters would be a great way to spend a little time with him each day. and writing a letter would be a little bit different than writing in a journa
to explain it to you like laura mattern, a lot of -- it's like let's see what we can do to put in parking meters. >> thank you, mr. mack intire, i know all the directors carefully read that report, mr. riskin, i know you responded to a report saying this is increasing the amount of notification that will go out before meters. >> perhaps some people misunderstood what this item is. right now the law prescribes public notification process that we use as a floor for the notifications that we make when we're proposing to install new parking meters. what this item does would you will note in the example given we did not even bring to you i don't believe a proposal to install parking meters in the university terrace neighborhood based on the public discussions we had. nevertheless, we have heard concern from member s of the public, from members of the board of supervisors, that the public outreach that we do with regard to new parking meter installations was not adequate, was not reaching people. >> there was a good bit of public out reach, and there was a public workshop back in october. >> th
be removed from adult court. abc7 news is live in oakland tonight with the story. laura? >> reporter: sasha's family did not attend a hearing here, but they did say they would like the detective back in the juvenile system. in the meantime, they said they're excited that sasha will be coming home from the hospital in time for thanksgiving. >> there is no question about who is responsible in this case. >> reporter: the attorney for richard thomas says his client has in business standing trial in adult court. >> the question when dealing with minors is the minor. and how mature they are. and how much they were influence by the other minors. >> reporter: a junior, thomas is charged as an adult with felony assault and mayhem with hate crime enhancement accused of lighting a skirt on fire, leaving the 18-year-old with second and third degree burns. sasha's father told abc7 news sasha expects to be home before thanksgiving. what he's looking forward to is getting back to school and being with friends thomas's attorney says his actions were a prank and he never intended to harm fleeshman. >> wha
, former first lady, laura bush and hillary clinton shared a meeting of american afghan women over at georgetown university. the women who were there were unanimous in wanting the united states there. they were unanimous in saying that over the last 12 years, afghanistan has made such an incredible amount of progress for young people, for women. it's no longer the country we went into three or or that was 3 or four years ago. the united states has a national responsibility to help those people who we have helped this far. if we leave now, we would be abandoning and leaving a security vacuum that would come back to haunt us. >> thanks. that brings us to the ends of "inside story." in washington, i am ray suarez.
on main street right now with that part of the story. hi, laura. >> reporter: hi, carolyn. people are not into those long lines that we saw in david's story that lead to deep discounts. tomorrow supposed to be small business saturday. we found folks getting the jump on that by coming here, spending black friday here. this is a sign in front of the chain store. it's outside prim a small boutique in pleasanton. >> what is the best bargain? >> accessories are buy one, get one half off. you can get socks for 14s sxdz a necklace for $11. there you go. >> it's a small store but there are big deals like many retailers provided an added bonus that can't be measured in dollars and cents. >> how do you get them to come sneer >> our beautiful downtown. and trying to give them a good deal z great customer service all the time.. >> i don't need a new dvr or television. i don't need to go stand at best buy. >> what do you think? are you going to make a list? >> reporter: joe brought his son, finn to the >> we wanted to support local business rather than buying on am aa skon so you're discussin
back, our hits and misses of the week. [ paper rustles, outdoor sounds ] ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. to share with family. [ woman 2 ] to carry on traditions. [ woman 3 ] to come together even when we're apart. [ male announcer ] in stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and more, swanson makes holiday dishes delicious. >>> time now for hits and misses of the week. brett, start with you. >> get ready for this, paul. i'm going to say something nice about the obama and because it's hanukkah about chuck hagel. >> you often do that. >> the united states responded to a unilateral chinese move to create an air defense zone over the japanese senkaku islands by sending two b-52 bombers other these islands unannounced, letting the chinese know these kind of provocative aggressive acts are not going unchecked. it strengthens our alliance with japan and shows there is sub
is there on the ground floor along with you, laura, american journalist in berlin, who has done amazing work in the middle east, and he's going to throw in $250 million of his own dollars to the venture. what are you going to do with all that cash? >> well, first of all that figure came out in an interview because h he was asked if he was going to buy th an newspaper. which cost $250 million. this is a stance, a robust investigative news site but full spectrum news, not just covering the nsa. >> had he walked up to you and side i want to hire you with the "washington post." would you have gone to a mainstream organization? >> if he said i want to build the "washington post." it's not that i have a problem with the "washington post." they have great journalist who is have done fantastic investigative reporter. but the process we have a media culture in the united states where we are increasingly adversarial to those in power. pierre was saying i want to transform the "washington post" into this bad ass news organization, sure, i would work for it. >> did he come to you or did you go to him? >
, pleading not to jump. laura anthony tweeted this photo. he showed her the severe bruise suffered on his left arm when he tried to catch the falling woman. >> dozens of san jose state students marched for voices to be heard today. well, we'll get to that in just a moment. will raiders and a's stay in oakland? one thing is sure. teams will stay in the coliseum for the near future. the raiders lease extended for another year. members hope to use time to nail down a new stadium plan. that is still in the air this, allegra first time since moving back to oakland they've been on a year to year lease. >> now to that story out of san jose. students marched to be heard on campus. naacp met with the university. students say they haven't had enough input after four white students were accused of bullying a black student. today, the university president asked for them to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. >> somewhere in the process, our decision making failed. as part of this, i fail that had student. we failed all of our students. >> the four white students have been charged with hat
're dating. >> maybe you should, though. >> maybe cut them both. [ female announcer ] this is laura. laura's being healthy and chewing her multivitamin. with one-a-day vitacraves for women! it's a great-tasting gummy multivitamin designed for women with more calcium and vitamin d. it's gummies for grown-ups. get $2 off at oneaday.com. >>> we are back and it's time for "cut the creep," our special series to keep you from blowing your diet during the holidays. >> it's hard to keep those extra pounds from sneaking onto the scale from now until the new year, so our lovely madeline lindstrom is here to help you. >> she's brought along a couple friends, two viewers who told us they would like madeline's help as well. madeline, this is kind of an interesting concept. we're trying to stay the same. >> right. just don't gain is what we're going to do over the next six weeks. this is the time of year you want to put on the stretch pants, the baggy dress, call it a day and say, i'll worry about it in january. if you cut the creep now, you're mindful. you can have a great holiday and indulge if you pa
as a juvenile t.laura anthony has the story. >> they are correct. >>reporter: attorney for 16-year-old richard thomas says he welcomes words from the family of sasha fleishman they would prefer thomas tried as juvenile. last month the alameda continue district attorney charged thomas as an adult with felony assault and mayhem. for setting 18-year-old fleishman skirt on fire on ac transit bus. each charge also carries a hate crime enhance many. fleishman suffered second third agree burns to lower body and expected to be released from the hospital tomorrow. sasha father karl fleishman told us quote sasha recovery is going very well. she expects to be home before thanksgiving. what sasha most looking forward to is getting about a being to school and being with friends. thomas attorney says his client actions were a prank and that he never intended to harm fleishman what did he think was going to happen. >> he thought a puff of smoke is and everybody would laugh and it would be over. he was horrified to see flames shooting up the way they addition the da disagrees. citing police interview
burns. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony has the story. >> a smiling sasha fleischmann returned home to oakland tired and bandaged. the parents say quite happy to be home in time for thanksgiving. this is a photo the family released a few minutes after the homecoming. sasha wore a black skirt home from the hospital. >> sasha is really excited to be at home. just walked up the stairs and walked into their bedroom where they are happily resting. >> the student does not identify as male or female. that's why they use the pronoun they. the 18-year-old received second and third degree burns after the skirt the child was wearing was lit on fire. 16-year-old richard thomas faces felony assault and mayhem charges and hate crimes in adult court. sasha's parents would like him tried as a juvenile. the pry mayor concern is getting life back to normal. >> the prognosis is excellent and they're already talking about joining in ballroom dancing clubs, which we'll see. >> we're hoping that something good will come out of this. that this kind of intolerance will be -- people will realize that you ca
on a bus. he was released from the hospital today and spoke to reporters for the first time today. laura anthony joins us at a bus stop near the crime scene. >> reporter: sasha is heavily bandaged but there is no bitterness. there is an effort to move forward in the little ways. for sasha fleischman this thanksgiving is unlike any other. home with family, safe and surrounded by the well wishes of hundreds of people, friends and strangers alike. >> when i was in the hospital every day my parents world visit and bring a stack of cards this high, most of them from total strangers. >> we are thankful to have sasha not just hope but with us at all. >> i looked down and my skirt is on fire. >> reporter: for fleischman life changed forever when a 16-year-old boy lit his skirt on fire on an ac transit bus. >> my first instinct i start waving it around and that just fans the flames. >> reporter: other passengers helped put out the flames. sasha was burned but alive. the boy who set the fire has been charged with two felony hate crimes. >> probably didn't realize how big a deal it was going to be.
something to compete. laura anthony joins us live now on main street. laura? >> what better place, main street here in pleasanton the small stores here appeared to do well, without a lot of door busters. this black friday, instead of this, many opted for this. the experienced shopping in small stores in their neighborhood. >> they have things here you don't find in other places. and i like to give back to had my town because i live here. >> liz galette owns berry patch. it has toys, jewelry and crafts made by local artisans and good prices. >> i'm not trying to make a killing just make a living and provide a service for pleasanton. >> this is fun here. we're shopping here today. >> thoughts about hitting malls later? >> no. >> one thing small stores have in common, sales between thanksgiving and christmas can make or break the entire year. >> and fantastic shopping weather. >> it was clear blue skies. >> did you go shop something >> yes. it was exhausting. >> continues to be nice. sunny skies across the bay area right now. declining air quality, wood burning matter into the atmosphere.
. spread the wealth to mom and pop shops. laura engal has more. laura? >> they are hopeful that today will be a great day like so many other small business owners across the country. on the day that is declared a day just for them. consumers gut out to support the mom and pop brick and mortar stores. you can see that we have a store that is ready for shopping. they are creating a holiday shopping celebration since it started in 2010. last year, $70 million people shopped small. on the day for estimated 5.5 billion in sales. this is something that the business owners hope to see a repeat this year. panel owns dinosaur hill toys and hopes that the day will keep people coming back for more. >> i think it reminds people that shopping small is good. there is a really wonderful exchange between the local people and the local her chants. >> the small business administration reports over 28 million small businesses across the country. and that half of working americans either own or work for a small business. so today, obviously, a very big day for many. while black friday is for big box stor
♪ >> hello, welcome to the news hour from doha and london, i'm laura kyle. coming up. >> violence on the streets of bangkok as anti-government protesters attack rival demonstrators. >>> and fighting the harsh winter in the camp. >> reporter: we have all the news in europe including ukrainian opposition leaders call for a strike after a violent crackdown on demonstrators in the capitol here. >>> and eight people die after police helicopter crash into a busy pub in the city of glasgow. 14 are still in hospital. >> iran's baby blues. why the government is struggling to get people to have more children. ♪ tensions are growing in thailand after one person was killed in gunfire and several others injured. [ gunfire ] >> violent clashes broke out between pro- and anti-government protesters. there have been reports of stabbings and rock throwing. the demonstrations have been peaceful up to this point. >> reporter: there are concerns that this point of bangkok with large protesters with rival camps very close to each other. one person has been left dead from a gunshot wound and others in
. now more from dinosaur hill toy store here in new york city. high, laura -- hi, laura. >> reporter: hi. there has been a steady stream of shoppers here in the east village doing exactly what many of these small retailers had hoped they would do, open up their wallet and spend that cash and make the all important promise to come back and do it again. we're talking about small business saturday and it is definitely been the focus and the push for this day, which started back in 2010 to help local mom and pop shops get a boost in their business. last year nearly 70 million people shopped small as they say in their communities on this day for an estimated $5.5 billion in sales. while those numbers are impresssive, some local business owners say they could still use a bit more revenue building ideas. but say every bit helps. >> it's an introduction. so if i get one new customer out of this day, it's absolutely worth it. i think it's a great idea. i know they've been doing it for a few years now and i hope they continue it. >> reporter: there are over 28 million small businesses in america,
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morning to you. happy thanksgiving. 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. police in san jose are looking for two people involved in what police saul a random shooting. it happened just before 4:00 this morning near state and east virginia streets. investigators say a man and woman in their 20s were sitting on their porch when two people approached the house and shot them. then took off. police say their injuries are not life threatening and it appears the victims and suspects did not know each other. >> a car careened off of a cliff. it happened after midnight in san mateo county. a helicopter called in to help rescue four people in the one climbed up the side of the mountain to find help. luckily no one was seriously hurt. the car is under investigation. police arrested a suspect in the latest homicide. they are not releasing the name but did tweet out this morning that someone is in custody for the shooting death of pedro cortez. his body was found saturday in capital park. i want to check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> thank you. happy thanksgiving. temperatures are going
to head out today and shop locally for small business saturday. our own laura engel is live in downtown manhattan with more on that. hi, laura. >> hi, gregg. yes, we are here in the east village and the small business saturday movement has certainly gained momentum over the last few years through word of mouth and a lot of help through social media. we're here in this toy store which is seeing a lot of business today. the idea for small business saturday is to get consumers spending at their local mom and pop brick and mortar businesses, which may not have the big budget advertising dollars you see from big box stores which tend to do well the weekend after thanksgiving. now small business saturday has provided a boost for businesses over the last four years. it started in 2010. and last year nearly 70 million people shopped small in their communities on this day for an estimated $5.5 billion in sales. pam who owns dinosaur hill toys echoes the hopes of many that this day will see customers coming back for more. >> i want people to know that small business saturday translates into small
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